AKO Blog

Getting the most out of your EHCP

Your recent conference just was an emotional day for us as the talks we went to, from experiences by parents, shows how important it is to find organisations such as yourselves and not to be frightened to stand up for all children and know where to get the help....

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Autism Selfie Weekend 3rd & 4th June 2017 Don’t forget to post your selfies this weekend on social media! We love seeing all those wonderful pictures from around the world helping raise Autism Awareness. Anna has set the ball rolling with this fab picture...

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It’s Autism Dance Day!

Hillingdon Manor School showing us their moves! This is where the story began. Hillingdon Manor School was set up by Anna Kennedy OBE all those years ago to help children including her own, who were lost and excluded by the system.  Now Anna Kennedy Online are proud...

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Definition of autism

In my book I wrote that: ‘autism refers to a neurotype that leads to a cognition that is qualitatively different from that of the PNT [PNT stands for predominant neurotype – what others refer to sometimes as neurotypical] in the way that information...

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Album Launch…..Don’t miss out!

Come and join us for a special album launch event for Anna Kennedy Online at The Hard Rock Cafe, London! Doors open from 6.30pm with live music starting from 7.30pm. Back in 2015, Anna Kennedy OBE approached Aaron Yorke a Singer Songwriter from Birmingham UK with the...

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Special Offer, this week only!!

We are so proud to be part of UK Charity Week.  To celebrate we have reduced the price of our calendar to just £5 for one week only. Click on the link below or contact Lisa at lisa.robins@thevines.org.uk   Buy...

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The increasing role of school governors

Highlights Governing body consists of six to eight qualified individuals Greater workload and higher expectations of governors 20% of governors quit before their term is completed Issues of recruitment and regulation have seen the role of school governor change, but...

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A family of AKO Champions!

Keith & Dawn Avery We met Anna and the team in 2015 when Aston our son was lucky enough to have been selected as one of the Autisms Got talent acts. Parents of two boys, one of whom is the Ambassador of the charity and on the spectrum along with other medical...

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Since starting our Anti Bullying Campaign on 31 Oct and continuing for the whole month of November the response so far has been Amazing! Support and videos from Amir Khan World Champion Boxer, UB40, Mark E Wright Apprentice Winner, Sandi from Gogglebox, Kimberley...

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Halloween and Autism

Trick or treating can be a daunting prospect for children with autism. A few tips for a happy Halloween.   For some children with autism, Halloween can be stressful and demanding. Both my sons Patrick and Angelo have always loved Halloween. Every year we design a...

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